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Sanus VLT16

Super-slim, tilt wall mount for 51"-80" TVs

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The slender Sanus VLT16 mount holds your TV a scant 7/8" from the wall, great for installations where you want ot keep the mounting depth to a minimum. An innovative Virtual Axis™ system lets you tilt your TV forward for optimal viewing, despite its closeness to the wall. The VLT16 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 80", and a weight of up to 125 lbs.

Mount your large TV close to your wall

The slender Sanus VLT16 mount holds your TV a scant 7/8" from the wall, great for installations where you want ot keep the mounting depth to a minimum. An innovative Virtual Axis™ system lets you tilt your TV forward for optimal viewing, despite its closeness to the wall. The VLT16 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 80", and a weight of up to 125 lbs.

The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center. You can also make small adjustments after the mount is affixed to the wall to level it, or even change the height. And the handy ClickStand at the bottom of each vertical brace swings out to prop your mounted TV away from the wall, to make cable hookup a breeze — without removing the TV from the mount.

Will this mount work with my TV?

Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.

Where do I drill the holes?

Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.

Product Highlights:

  • fits most flat-panel TVs from 51"-80"
  • heavy-gauge steel construction with powder-coated finish
  • supports up to 125 lbs.
  • mount holds TV approximately 7/8" from wall
  • tilt range: 0 to -10°
  • built-in ClickStands hold a mounted TV out from the wall for cable installation
  • ProSet allows post-installation horizontal adjustments of up to −5° to +5° and slight height adjustments
  • stud-mounting required
  • movable brackets for off-center stud placement
  • includes all necessary hardware
  • 29-5/16"W x 17-1/4"H x 7/8"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wall-plate
  • 2 TV brackets
  • Four M4 x 12mm screws
  • Four M4 x 35mm screws
  • Four M6 x 12mm screws
  • Four M6 x 20mm screws
  • Four M6 x 35mm screws
  • Four M8 x 16mm screws
  • Four M8 x 20mm screws
  • Four M8 x 35mm screws
  • Four M4 washers
  • Four M6/M8 washers
  • Four Spacers
  • Three 5/16" x 2-3/4" lag-bolts
  • Three 5/16" washer
  • 3 Concrete anchors
  • Allen-KeyInstallation Manual

Great product, very sturdy, installs easily and the adjustments work well. My only criticism is that the tilt adjustment is very hard to reach once the TV is installed. Also, if you have a bundle of cables to hide behind the TV this is probably not the mount for you.

Andy, Atlanta, GA


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TV Capacity: The Sanus VLT16 wall-mount bracket is designed to support flat-panel TVs from 51" to 80", weighing up to 125 lbs.

Construction: The bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel and high-impact plastic with a durable powder-coated black finish.

Super Slim & Tilt Design: The VLT16 features a super slim design that positions your TV only 0.82" from the wall. The VLT16 even lets you tilt your television downward by 10°.

Exclusive Installation Features: The VLT16 offers exclusive features that make it incredibly easy to install and use.

  • Adjustable Virtual Axis Technology: Adjustable Virtual AxisT technology allows the bracket's tilt tension to be adjusted to compensate for a variety of TV depths.
  • ProSet Post-Installation: ProSet post-installation height and leveling adjustments allow your TV to be perfectly positioned after hanging.
  • ClickStand Technology: ClickStand technology holds the TV away from the wall for easy cable access without having to remove the TV from the mount.

VESA Mount Bolt Pattern: The VLT16's TV bracket consists of two vertical brackets with multiple slots that can accommodate a vertical hole spacing of 100mm-400mm on back of your TV. The vertical brackets slide along the VLT16's horizontally-mounted wall bracket, accommodating a horizontal hole spacing of 25mm-750mm on back of your television. The Sanus VLT16 comes with M4, M6, and M8 size bolts of differing lengths to mount the bracket to your TV. Given the mounting bracket's range of motion, it will accommodate the following VESA hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association:

  • 200mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 400mm
  • 500mm x 300mm
  • 600mm x 400mm
Note: Additional hardware may be required for your specific model of TV. For example; shorter or longer screws, thicker or slimmer washers or spacers. These additional accessories can often be found at your local hardware store.

16" or 24" OC: The  VLT16's wall plate must be mounted to wall studs or anchored to a brick, block, or concrete wall using the supplied lag bolts (and wall-anchors). The slots in the wall plate can accommodate a variety of stud spacing, allowing you to easily mount the VLT16 to wall studs that are 16" or 24" on center.

Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VLT16:

  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Drill
  • 1/8" Drill bit (for wood studs)
  • 5/16" Drill bit (for masonry)
  • 7/16" Socket wrench
  • Phillips-Head Screw driver
  • Awl
  • Pencil


  • Wall Bracket:
    • Width = 29.3125"
    • Height = 2.0"
    • Depth = 0.6875"
  • TV Brackets:
    • Width =  3.3125"
    • Height = 17.25"
    • Depth = 0.6875"

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Have a very challenging install because the TV in the conference room needs to be mounted over a window. This appears to be the only format that will work. [ Daniel  May 06, 2018 ]
slim size and fits samsung [ joel  Apr 28, 2018 ]
Tilt and low prifile [ David  Mar 04, 2018 ]
Looked like a good option. [ John  Dec 24, 2017 ]
closer to the wall [ JAIRO  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Needed slim mount [ Jennifer  Nov 15, 2017 ]
Slim mount with lateral adjustments for off-center studs. [ Joshua  Nov 03, 2017 ]
slim design and close to the wall [ Andrew  Sep 28, 2017 ]
Easy to install. [ MICHAEL  Sep 03, 2017 ]
Salesman recommendation [ MARC  Aug 24, 2017 ]
I like it's low profile [ Kevin  Jul 05, 2017 ]
We have a "behind the wall" cable configuration however the plug-in connector boxes were located in the middle of the mounting area. This makes most of the TV mount systems unusable for us as they mount "across" our connector boxes. We're hopeful this mount will work as it appears to have one main support bracket that will bolt to studs, and be located, above our connector boxes. We have our fingers crossed. [ James  May 31, 2017 ]
Super thin projection from wall [ Robert  May 02, 2017 ]
I recently moved into a new house, and will mount the TV above a fireplace. The TV will be mounted higher than I would like, and have decided that it might be best to have the ability to tilt downward slightly. [ Ronald  Mar 20, 2017 ]
I was advised that this would allow me to wall mount my tv [ JOHN D  Jan 30, 2017 ]
It appears this mount will work for me to mount the panel above the fireplace. I liked the ability to adjust this mount. [ PATRICK  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Low profile. [ Patrick J.  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Needed a mount which sticks out less from the wall. I purchased a different Sanus and then realized it's not the best for my application [ V  Dec 04, 2016 ]
Slick, compact but rugged [ Rammesh  Nov 21, 2016 ]
Low profile mount [ LeRoy  Jul 11, 2016 ]
Recommended by my advisor. [ John  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Typically in my TV installs I like to use Sanus flat mounts due to the thin design. In this situation I needed a tilting mount, so I went with Sanus because I have been pleased with the product and this unit is very low-profile as well, only 7/8" [ Nicholas  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Needed to mount TV on wall. This mount wound up being rubbish compared to my old Sanus I used to have for my plasma. Flimsy, hard to adjust, can't reach knobs, (an orangutan may be able to reach behind and adjust the tension knobs). [ MATTHEW  Dec 08, 2015 ]

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